Acts of the Apostles – 03/12/2023

Week of March 12, 2023

3rd Sunday in Lent

9AM Family Eucharist
Come as you are.
Our weekly Family Eucharist is designed for families with young children,
but all are welcome to join us. Donuts, hot chocolate and coffee available.

10AM Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
Join us in person or watch the broadcast on our YouTube channel
Service material can be found on our website

Lectionary for the 3rd Sunday in Lent
Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 95
Romans 5:1-11
John 4:5-42

All of Fr. James’ sermons for Lent can be found in the
“Sermons” playlist and the “A Wild Lent” playlist on our YouTube page.

Sunday, March 12, 2023 – Third Sunday in Lent

  • 9:00 AM – Family Eucharist Service – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 11:15 AM – Lenten Forum – Reading & Praying the PsalmsMemorial Room
  • 2:00 PM – Penn Wynne Civic Assoc. Dessert FestivalKaiserman JCC
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Monday, March 13, 2023

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 7:30 PM – Property Ministry Meeting via ZoomDan Dugan, host
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 7:30 PM – AA MeetingMemorial Room
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Thursday, March 16, 2023

  • 9:15 AM – Morning Prayer in the Church
  • 11:00 AM – Bible Study via Zoom. Join us for our Lenten study No previous experience required. Click here to join
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join

Friday, March 17, 2023

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Sunday, March 19, 2023 – Fourth Sunday in Lent

  • 9:00 AM – Family Eucharist Service – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 10:00 AM – Holy Eucharist Rite II with Prayers of Spiritual Communion – in person & livestream – The Rev. James Stambaugh, Celebrant & Preacher
  • 11:15 AM – Lenten Forum – Singing the PsalmsMemorial Room
  • 7:30 PM – Compline via Zoom Click here to join


Food Giveaway:

This is the last week to bring in your breakfast cereal donations. Preferred varieties are: Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Flakes and Life, but feel free to share your own favorites! We will be collecting cereal through Tuesday, March 14, for delivery and distribution on Wednesday, March 15.

THANK YOU for all of the celebration cake kit supplies!
We are set for the next few months!

You can leave your donations:

  • on the Outreach shelves in the narthex closet
  • in the CANestoga wagon in the office hallway
  • ship them directly to the church Attn: Outreach

If you need assistance getting your donations to the church, please contact Katie in the church office to arrange transport: or 610-642-6617

Darby Dinner – March 7, 2023

THANK YOU to all who helped make our return to an in-person CHA Darby Dinner a complete success! Amazing food, dedicated helpers and folks to socialize – an integral part of any Outreach endeavor!

Rev. Doris let us know that 68 people were fed (and had seconds). There was also sufficient food to feed eleven more folks on Thursday evening (3/9) at the Darby Mission Church. Desserts were provided to a large NA group that meets on Wednesday evenings at the Rec Center. Your help always goes just a bit further than you might think!

Project Share

Grilled Cheese Lunches

We provide regular meal delivery for the clients at Project Share, an Upper Darby organization providing daytime shelter and skills training for those in need. Our last Grilled Cheese lunch for the quarter will be on

Tuesday, March 21

You can choose to provide all, or any part, of a lunch for any of these dates. We are now feeding about 40 people per lunch. When you sign up to make sandwiches, sweets or provide fruit, you can choose to provide for 20 or all 40 (sign up in both slots). Lunches will include:

  • Grilled Cheese sandwiches – covered
  • Sweet treat
  • Hot chocolate & tea – covered
  • Coffee
  • Tea cooler (iced tea & lemonade)
  • Apples or Oranges

We are happy to provide the bread and cheese for you to use to make the sandwiches! Just make a note when you sign up or speak to Cassie.

Use our SignUpGenius page, or talk to Cassie to volunteer your services.

Aid for Asylum Seeking Refugees

Warm clothes for children and adults still being accepted!

You can help by:

  • purchasing items and dropping them off on the Outreach shelves in the narthex closet
  • purchasing items and shipping them directly to the church – please remember to mark your packages “Attention: Outreach”
  • making a donation to Outreach – marking “Refugees” in the memo line and it will be used to purchase specifically requested items for this project.

We will be collecting items for at least the next month, and will continue as long as busloads of folks in need are arriving. Items will be delivered to or picked up by Gladwyne Presbyterian on a regular basis to insure getting the donated items to those in need as quickly as possible. Questions? Contact Katie

Catch up with Cassie
Reach her via email:; or phone/text: 610-608-5440

If you volunteered to provide baked goods for the Penn Wynne Civic Association Dessert Festival this weekend, please bring them to church with you on Sunday and leave them on Katie’s desk. If you need your goodies picked up, please call Katie to arrange transport: 484-269-2170


The Book of Psalms contains prayers of joy, sorrow, fear, fulfillment, pleading and thanks. Virtually every human emotion can be found in these texts. Join us THIS SUNDAY, March 12, following the 10AM service for a discussion about reading and praying the Psalms. Grab your coffee and a sweet treat and find a seat in Memorial Room!

Sign-up to be a reader or intercessor for one or more services between now and Easter. There are many openings, including:

  • Palm Sunday – need readers for the Passion for both 8:30am and 10am services
  • Easter Vigil – need a minimum of 4 readers, and we can use as many as 8!

Questions? Contact Katie
Ready to commit? Reader SignUpGenius Page

Easter is quickly approaching. It will be a glorious time of rejoicing, remembrance, and thanksgiving. This is true because we believe that those whom we love and see no longer will one day live again through the power and the light of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is what we celebrate at Easter.

To put earthly beauty in the service of our heavenly faith in Jesus, it is our custom at Holy Apostles to remember our deceased friends and family members with a beautiful array of Easter flowers. If you would like to participate in this custom, please send, or hand deliver the names of the deceased loved ones you would like to remember to the church office along with a donation.

The suggested donation is $10.00 per name, but please do give only as you are able and so moved.


  • Send your check along with a list of those to be remembered to the church:
    1020 Remington Rd, Wynnewood PA 19096

  • Use the Give button on our website to make an electronic donation. The “To” list includes an option for Flower Memorials. If you choose this option, please email your list of those to be remembered to Patty Wertz ( ) or to the church office (

Deadline: Please have your requests to us no later than April 3.

Mark your calendar for this Wednesday, March 15, to join us for Side B of our Lenten Mixtape discussion when our special guest will be The Rev. Jonathan Jameson, Episcopal priest and bassist for Delta Spirit.

We will be using the Compline Zoom link. You can also share our Eventbrite invitation with your friends or use it yourself so you’ll receive an email reminder with the Zoom link.

The playlists for Side B can be found here: Spotify and YouTube

Playlists for Side A: Spotify and here on YouTube.


If you would like to help promote Easter at Holy Apostles, please get a sign or two during coffee hour after the 9AM or 10AM services, or stop by during office hours to pick one up!


Come to the Memorial Room on Friday, March 31, @ 10:30AM to prepare the monthly newsletter mailing and get a sneak peak at the Palm Sunday and Holy Week leaflets as we fold (and fold and fold) them for services. We don’t offer snacks since sticky fingers are bad for paper projects, but we do have fun laughing and chatting together. Join us!

Bishop Gutiérrez will be visiting us on Thursday, April 13 for a time of fellowship. If the weather cooperates, we’ll be meeting on the front lawn under the tent! No need to bring anything except yourself, your friends & family, and your love of Holy Apostles! Make plans now to join the party!

You can purchase bags of regular-ground; regular-whole bean; and/or decaf-ground varieties. Each bag is $15, with $4 from each purchase going directly to the ministries of the Darby Mission. We have plenty of coffee available for purchase on Sundays, or any time the office is open (see Office Hours schedule below). You can also purchase Apostle’s Cup coffee direct from House Cup Coffee and have it shipped to your door!

RECYCLING: We are collecting the metal clips on House Cup coffee bags to recycle them back to House Cup for reuse. There should be a jar on the coffee sales table for this purpose – but if Katie forgets to put it out, you can leave your clips on her desk (that will teach her!)


Answer me when I call, O God of my right!
You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer.
Psalm 4:1

The Parish Prayer list is included in the monthly newsletter that is sent through the mail. Additional copies are also available on the table in the narthex and on our website. To add your prayer needs to the list, you can contact Fr. James, Nancy Haas, or use the form on our website.

  • Please pray for the pilgrims from our Diocese who will be traveling to the Holy Land from March 15th to the 28th. Pray for safe travel and that their lives may be changed by this experience.

Prayer – it’s not just words, it’s a lifestyle

We always need volunteers to assist with the various ministries of Holy Apostles. Talk to a ministry leader, or use the linked SignUp Genius page to offer your talents!

The rector and trained Eucharistic ministers may visit others to bring them the Eucharist. Contact Fr. James if you would like to schedule a visit.

You can always mail pledge contributions to the church. The mail is checked regularly. You can also securely give online. Go to and click on the “Give” button on the top right hand corner of the webpage. If you are in need of giving envelopes, please contact Katie

Office hours for the week of March 12:
Monday, 3/13 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
Tuesday, 3/14 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday, 3/17 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

To contact the office:
Email monitored regularly

All are invited to pray and meditate as you journey with Jesus through the Stations in the Street, an outdoor installation at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (313 Pine St Philadelphia). The stations are posted along the brick wall on Pine Street (between Third & Fourth Streets) outside the church, accessible to passersby. The images for the stations this year were created by artist Scott Erickson, and each is accompanied by a reading and meditation, which you can access at the outdoor stations of the cross with a QR code. You can also view the stations and mediations online here.

Scott Erickson’s artist statement: “This journey to the cross is not only a meditation of Jesus accomplishing what He came to do—the redemption of humanity through His own willful sacrifice—but it’s also a contemplation of Jesus silently participating in some of the worst aspects of being human… He was one who was not separate from our own suffering. Many of us feel the weight of anxiety and fear as we journey through the current world. We are told many narratives of how it is and what is to come. During this season of Lent, we as a community look to the life and teachings of Jesus. We think that One who was in the midst of such political and empirical turmoil, who spoke the words of “Be not afraid” and “Come to me all who are weary and carrying a heavy load, for I will give you rest” is someone who can illuminate our desperate viewpoint.

The Washington Memorial Chapel is holding special services throughout the year to honor the service and sacrifice of veterans. The next such service will be held on March 29 at 6pm to honor those who participated in the War in Vietnam. Click herefor more details and for the full schedule of services.

Please take 5 minutes to help us understand church going habits since the pandemic. Participation is anonymous and voluntary. Survey available in English and Spanish.

Click here to receive the weekly newsletter from the diocese in your inbox.

The following folks have birthday in March:

01 – Isabel Brown-Aquino
02 – Nancy Haas
03 – Christine Arenson
05 – Preslee Martin
06 – Christina King Smith
Mackey Vroome
13 – Lydia Buschenfeldt
17 – Peter Cavanaugh
18 – Rory Byrne-Dugan
26 – Edmund Stambaugh
28 – Christine Vroome
Jenny Mustered
31 – Alex Dupre

If your birthday, or the birthday of another parishioner is missing, please notify the Parish Office at

Our mailing address is:
1020 Remington Rd
Wynnewood, PA 19096-2326

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